How the G20 Summit can be leveraged to showcase India’s tourism sector

As the government gets into the act of robust post covid recovery in the economy, the spotlight is again on a sector with the maximum potential to generate employment – travel and tourism. The government can aptly leverage the G20 Summit 2022, happening closer to home this time, to showcase India’s potential in the … Read more

Jaishankar discusses Ukraine, G20 and UN reforms with Russia’s Lavrov

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that he had a wide-ranging conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov during which they discussed a number of issues, including bilateral cooperation, the Ukraine conflict, G20 and UN reforms as he described Russia a “major partner in many domains.” Jaishankar made the remarks during his interaction … Read more

With G20 members, India to address debt, food, energy security: Jaishnakar

As India assumes the Presidency of the G20, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said New Delhi will work with the group’s other members to address serious issues of debt, food and energy security, even as he noted the concerns about stability and security in the Indo-Pacific region. As we begin … Read more

EAM Jaishankar, Russian counterpart Lavrov discuss bilateral ties, G-20

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov here for a “wide-ranging” conversation that included “bilateral cooperation, Ukraine, G-20 and UN reforms. “A wide-ranging conversation with FM Sergey Lavrov at #UNGA 77. Discussed our bilateral cooperation. Exchanged views on Ukraine, G-20 and UN reforms,” Jaishankar tweeted. … Read more

Discuss patent waiver extension for Covid diagnostics: Goyal urges G20

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday urged the G20 countries for starting timely discussions in the WTO on extending patent waiver for the production and supply of COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics. In June, members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed to grant a temporary patent waiver for manufacturing COVID-19 … Read more

Hold talks to extend TRIPS waiver to Covid diagnostics: Piyush Goyal to G20

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday urged G20 member nations to commit to “timely” discussions on “important” decisions mandated at the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) 12th ministerial conference on issues. These included matters related to WTO reforms, including strengthening of the dispute settlement mechanism, as well extension of TRIPS waiver … Read more

G20 meet: Ways to strengthen WTO dispute settlement mechanism discussed

At the Group of 20 (G20) nations’ trade, investment, and industry ministerial meeting starting on Wednesday, trade ministers exchanged views on ways to strengthen the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) dispute settlement mechanism and make it more “accessible and efficient”. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal in a tweet said he participated in … Read more

G20 trade ministerial: WTO reforms, supply chains may dominate agenda

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal is set to attend the three-day Group of 20 (G20) nations’ trade, investment, and industry ministerial, which begins on Wednesday in Bali, Indonesia. Member nations are expected to thrash out key trade issues related to market access, building sustainable supply chains, reform of the World … Read more

India June quarter GDP growth second worst among G20 nations: OECD

India’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the June quarter contracted 1.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter, when adjusted for seasonality, and was the second worst performance among the G20 countries — the first being China — according to OECD calculations. “In India, the main reasons for the slowdown were decreases in … Read more

India showing intent to address climate issue: Environment Minister at G20

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav on Wednesday said India is showing intent as a problem solver despite not being a traditional contributor to global emissions. Addressing the opening ceremony of the G20 environmental and climate ministerial meeting in Bali, Indonesia, he said the promise of climate finance from developed countries remains a … Read more